Characteristics and Construction Techniques of Akseki Bucakalan Village Rural Dwellings

Sağıroğlu Ö.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, cilt.11, ss.433-455, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15583058.2016.1243277
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.433-455


Akseki Bucakalan villages are a unique type of indigenous rural settlement consisting of dwellings constructed of timber-reinforced rubble stone masonry with projecting tie-beams. The dwellings and the villages, which have preserved their authentic construction system and ritual lifestyles to this day, constitute important examples of authentic rural architecture in Anatolia. While this article includes brief descriptions of the settlements themselves and of village life, the focus here is on the construction techniques and materials used for the dwellings. The functional organization of the structures was assessed using plan schemas; then, their spatial characteristics were measured and their source materials explained. The structural elements have been discussed in terms of construction techniques, materials and organizations. The construction, material, and structural details of these authentic dwellings were collected with the goal of building a document library that the villages can preserve and hand down to future generations to aid in restoration and reconstruction work.